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in the air. it's just about 18 miles north of waco texas. joined on the phone by glenn robinson, the ceo of hillcrest hospital. glenn, thank you for taking the time to speak with us here. what do you know right now? i know we're trying to understand how many people are in need of help tonight? >> erin, good evening. we have received more than 40 patients. many have been brought by ambulance. the rest brought by private vehicle. maybe that 25 by ground ambulance. we've just received word that the weather is starting to clear. we've had high winds in the area that were forcing our choppers to be grounded. now they're becoming airborne and getting some of the critically injured from the scene here. we're being told by authorities on the site we are to anticipate additional injuries coming in. as you reported coming out of the break, the field hospital triage center has been set up by our heart of texas rac. they're assessing many other injuries at this time. we are blessed with a large number of staff that have already come in. our folks responded extremely well this evening. and everything
. >>> joining us on the phone is glenn robinson. thank you for joining us this morning. we know that these are very difficult circumstances for you. can you give us an assessment of the number of victims that have been received at your hospital and what the types of injuries are? >> i'd be happy to. we've gone back through, and being a level 2 trauma center, we're not only see, victims from the disaster and also taking care of the regional type of emergency room work that goes on on any given night. we've been able to identify at least 94 patients we have treated tonight directly related to the blast up in west. probably -- they're telling us we'll probably keep 19 of these patients overnight and for the next several days as they recover. we have completed at this hour five trauma-related surgeries. we probably have a couple more to go. the type of injuries you asked. i would say those type of injuries, the type you would normally see following any explosion, especially resulting from flying debris. many of the patients that came to us this evening were suffering from a large nu
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to hillcrest hospital. a little while ago we got to speak by phone with the man who runs that hospital, glenn robinson, who told us what he and his staff are doing to help the injured on this disastrous night. >> at this hour we have now treated more than 100 patients at our trauma center here at hillcrest. we're part of a larger system. scott white memorial which is 30 miles farther to the south, they have also treated several patients this evening. we transferred two pediatric patients to our children's hospital that we knew immediately they would benefit from a higher level of pediatric care. and also area community hospitals have treated additional patients as well. we don't have a total number that have been treated by all the facilities in our region, but it is certainly probably -- at least 150 or more. i'm pleased to report to you, in talking to our trauma surgeons who are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week at our trauma center, they are telling us that probably tonight we will probably wind up admitting 82 of those patients. some have already been treated and released. others wil
the local affiliate. what appears to be a triage area nearby. with us on the phone, is glenn robinson in waco. mr. robinson, what can you tell us? >> hi, anderson, as can you imagine it's a very unfortunate situation here in central texas tonight. here at hillcrest, the regional trauma center, we've already received more than a dozen patients via ambulance. an additional 20 by private vehicle. we're being told by officials on the scene that we can anticipate many more before the night is over. very serious situation. fortunately, we're backed up by other area hospitals. our sister hospital in temple and in waco are assisting us as well. >> what sort of injuries are you seeing? >> as you can imagine, with a massive explosion that has taken out the size that you're seeing on your screen, you can only imagine the type of injuries everything from orthopedic injuries, to patients that are experiencing serious blood loss. we are encouraging residents who want to help to please don't come to the hospital this evening. we are setting up a blood donor center in the morning at 9:00 here in waco
they are in this incredible recovery effort at this moment. joining us on the phone right now is glenn robinson. he is the ceo of the hillcrest medical center. he's in waco, texas, about 18 miles away. that's where many people are being taken for treatment. thank you so much for joining us by phone. give us a sense of what you're seeing at your facility. >> thank you, john. this evening since this event began at 8:00 local time, we have now treated 101 patients here at our trauma center here at hillcrest baptist medical center. across town at providence they have treated 56 patients. we're aware that at least nine patients were transferred to parkland's burn center north in dallas and our center hospital scott & white, our backup, they have received at least four patients. in addition, we transferred two pediatric patients brought to us earlier and we knew needed a higher level of pediatric care and they were taken to scott & white in temple. so far at this hour our trauma surgeons are reporting to us we will have admitted 27 patients total here at hillcrest. five of those patients are in our intensive care u
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